UNC Today: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Thanksgiving on Campus

When you're a student at UNC and distance or a work schedule keep you from going home for Thanksgiving, you can still have your traditional meal of turkey with all the trimmings and enjoy holiday comradeship with your peers, thanks to the volunteer efforts of staff in the school's Housing and Residential Education department. Continue Reading

Tour a Million Holiday Lights with the Alumni Association

Join the UNC Alumni Association on Sunday, Dec. 9, to celebrate the holiday season at one of Colorado's most beautiful and spectacular outdoor exhibits at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

Guests will enjoy holiday entertainment, light refreshments, arts and crafts, and over 1 million twinkling lights illuminating a winding path through the beautiful Colorado countryside.

To register and for additional information, click here.

Nominations for Governance Groups Holiday 'Helping Hand' Due Friday

Join UNC's shared governance groups in "Helping Hand," a joint project to find and assist a UNC employee who could use some extra help this holiday season. Nominations for someone to help are due Friday, Nov. 30, and donations of cash or gift cards (no checks or food; cash donated will be used to buy gift cards) are being accepted. A nomination form and information about how to donate are available in this PDF.

If you have questions or suggestions for other donations, contact Jessica Behunin at 351-1420 or Susan Wheeler at 351-3485.

Reminder: Nov. 28 Open Enrollment Deadline for Faculty/Exempt Staff

The benefits open enrollment for faculty and exempt staff will run through Wednesday, Nov. 28. Employees can change medical or dental plans, enroll in or change optional life insurance, enroll in or change optional accidental death and dismemberment coverage, enroll in or discontinue the Vision Service Plan, change from pretax to after-tax (or vice-versa), change optional retirement program vendors, enroll in flexible spending plans, and enroll in or discontinue AFLAC plans during open enrollment. Contact Julie Nava at 351-2621 with questions.

New Financial Forms and Policies Available

Accounts Payable reminds everyone that new and improved forms and a newly prepared policy regarding travel and official functions have been adopted and are now available on the Accounts Payable website for viewing and downloading. The new documents are:

  • Official Function and Training Form
  • Travel Authorization Form
  • Office Function and Training Policy
  • UNC Fiscal Rules

Please note the publication of UNC Fiscal Rules, found on several Financial Services web pages or this PDF.

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Thomas (351-1836), Stephanie Kontour (351-2387) or Scot Stockwell (351-2565).

Bears at Home for Big Sky Volleyball Championships, Tickets Available

By virtue of the Bears volleyball team's first-place finish last season, UNC will host this season's Big Sky Conference Volleyball Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24, at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The fourth-seeded Bears will play fifth-seeded North Dakota at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, in the championship's first semi-final match. Only ticket packages for all five matches of the tournament are being sold. The package price for faculty and staff is $20, a $10 discount, with a current UNC Card.

Tickets are available at the Information Desk/Ticket Office on the second floor of the University Center, by calling 970-351-4849 or going to the Ticket Office website (convenience fee added).

For more information, visit Athletics' website.

Campus Voice and Data Network Unavailable Midnight to 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25

Information Management and Technology will be performing maintenance on the campus voice and data network from midnight to 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov.25. Starting at midnight, all voice services and all data services including the campus telephone and email systems will be intermittent. IM&T will have voice and other life-safety services available to campus as soon as possible during this time. For questions or concerns regarding this maintenance, please contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357.

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